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The latest OHCA data has been published by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The latest data on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) numbers has been published by the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The statistics are very encouraging and we can see the work our partnership has been doing has been making a huge difference.

The rise in bystander CPR rates is due to our partners’ hard work and commitment to reaching and equipping everyone in our communities with lifesaving CPR skills. We’re excited to see the bystander CPR rates continue to rise towards the 85% goal by 2026. You can see some of the key data highlighted below.

We still have more work to do in order to reach our 2026 targets, especially equipping 1,000,000 people with the lifesaving CPR skills and increasing the defibrillator use to 20%. Reaching these goals will continue to contribute towards increased survival rates for OHCA patients.

Read more about Scotland’s Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy 2021-2026.

Thank you to all our supporters! Let’s continue to save lives together.

The full report can be accessed here:

Scotland’s Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Report 2019-22

Infographic of the key data: